Youth

Contacts:

Lora Parker-Gayler, Youth Director
770-427-3835, ext. 241, Email Lora

Wes Anderson, High School Coordinator
Email Wes

Lori Matthews, Administrative Assistant, 
770-427-3835, ext. 238, Email Lori 

 

Forms:

Youth Ministries Student Registration Form

Medical Form (Active from August 1, 2017-July 31, 2018)

Adult Volunteer Registration Form

 

Youth Sunday School

9:39 am Sunday School - Meets in the downstairs Youth Center of the S. Campus for donuts and fellowship.  We come together for announcements and worship.  Youth then split up between Middle School and High School to hear a short devotion.  They finish by going into smaller discussion groups.  Students then are dismissed to their grade level classes.

11:05 am Sunday School - Meets in the downstairs Youth Center of the S. Campus for donuts and fellowship.  We have an assembly for announcements and worship.  Youth  have a mixed “family” group of Middle School & High School students.

 

IGNITE - Sunday Evenings

Join us for our Sunday night programming for Youth. This is a night filled with friends enjoying fellowship, food & fun! All youth, 6th grade-12th grade are welcome to join us from 6:00-8:00 pm (pizza is $1/slice, smoothies are $3).  

April 1 - No IGNITE, enjoy Easter with your family
April 8, 15, 22 & 29 -
Regular IGNITE 

To sign up for REMIND alerts, go to your Messages and enter 81010 in the number box and text @dwyouth and follow the instructions that you receive.

 

High School Senior Graduate Brunch

The High School Senior Graduate Brunch will take place in the S. Campus Sanctuary on  
April 28 from 10:00-11:30 am
.  This brunch is open to High School seniors and their families.  You may sign-up for the brunch beginning April 1 by clicking the link below.  Email Lora Parker-Gayler to sign-up or if you have questions.

Click Here to Sign-Up!

 

2018 College Scholarships

The Due West United Methodist Men will offer the Phil McGuire Memorial College Scholarships again this year.  Candidates are college-bound individuals who have been a member of the church for at least one year.  Additional scholarships are funded by proceeds from the UMM BBQ, golf tournaments and other fund raisers by the UMM.  It is expected that multiple scholarships will be granted.  Applications for the scholarships may be obtained by clicking the link below.  Please return completed applications to the church office.  The deadline for submitting applications will be Friday, May 25th.  Please contact Tom Jackson at 678-355-0464 for details.

Click Here to Print an Application!

 

Upcoming Trip

BigStuf Beach Trip 2018

Sunday, July 8 - Thursday, July 12

This year our beach trip will be returning to the beach for BigStuf Ministries. Here is what they tell us to expect:

What better place to have a little fun and experience Christ in a new way than the beautiful beaches of Panama City Beach, FL? The combination of beautiful scenery, endless activities, amazing worship and challenging talks makes BigStuf an experience your Youth will never forget!!

Parent information meeting will be held in the Youth Center on Sunday, May 20 at 5:00 pm.

Cost:

April 16-June 1    $330 ($160 deposit)

June 2-July 8        $360 (no deposit)

All deposits have to be made on your credit card at the time of your registration. Pumpkin patch funds can be used for the balance owed on the trip.

All balances have to be paid in full by June 1st, 2017.

No refunds after June 1st unless your spot can be filled by a youth on our waiting list. Then a partial refund will be returned within 2 weeks after the trip.  Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Space is limited so please sign up today!

Click Here to Register for BigStuf!

 

Confirmation

Confirmation in the United Methodist Church is a sacred occasion. It is a worship service where our young people publicly accept the salvation offered by Christ. During the confirmation service, young people claim their love of God through Jesus Christ in their life as they become members of the church. 

We believe that young people should know what they are saying in this ceremony, what it means to be a member of the church, and what it means to be a disciple and a growing Christian. For this reason we offer confirmation classes for students to experience and grow in their faith. It is a time of intentional preparation. During confirmation class, confirmands learn about the meaning of Christian faith; the history and teachings of the United Methodist Church and an explanation of the baptismal and membership vows they will be professing. 

We would like to invite our 6th graders and our 7th-12th graders who have not been previously confirmed to make a significant step in the journey of faith and join a Confirmation class this year. 

Two separate confirmation Classes are held each year – one in the fall and one in the spring. Traditionally, the fall class is primarily 6th graders, although 7th-12th graders are certainly welcome to attend. The spring class is traditionally smaller and has mixed ages. 

Which class should you choose?
Attendance is required at all classes. Some make ups will be permitted, however, if you already know that you will miss two or more classes in the fall schedule, you may want to wait until the spring class.

Spring Confirmation 2018

We offer confirmation classes for youth in 6th grade, and for 7th-12th graders who have not been previously confirmed, to help them experience and grow in their faith. During confirmation class, confirmands learn about the meaning of the Christian faith, the history and teachings of the United Methodist Church, and receive an explanation of the baptismal and membership vows they will be professing during the Confirmation Service.  Confirmation lock-in is Friday, April 13 - Saturday, April 14.  Our Confirmation Service will be held on Sunday, April 29 at the 8:30 am service in the N. Campus Sanctuary.  Invite all your family & friends!

 

Small Groups

This is a great time to join one of our Youth small groups!  Our prayer is that these groups will bring a powerful time of deeper fellowship, stronger accountability and big breakthroughs for our youth!  

The following is a list of our ongoing small groups…

7th Grade Girls
Mondays from 7:45-8:15 am
Chick-fil-A (Brookstone)
Leader:  Elizabeth Reid

7th Grade Girls
Mondays from 7:00-8:00 pm
Yogli-Mogli (Dallas Highway)
Leader:  Lisa Von Colln

8th Grade Girls
Mondays from 7:45-8:15 am
Chick-fil-A (Brookstone)
Leader:  Maureen Doss

High School Girls
Mondays from 7:00-8:00 pm
Chick-fil-A (Brookstone)
Leader:  Maureen Doss

High School Girls
Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15 am

Daily Grind
If you are a student at Harrison or Kennesaw Mountain, transportation to school following the meeting is available!
Leaders: 
Sarah Dismukes & Brynn McGlamery
Drivers:  Sarah Dismukes, Brynn McGlamery & Michelle McGlamery

 

Youth Choir

Click here to visit our Youth Choir page!

 

Special Events, Trips & Retreats

  • Mother-Daughter Day - April 21
  • Senior Brunch - April 28
  • Legacy Night - May 6
  • Step-Up Night - May 20
  • Choir Tour to Charleston, SC - May 31-June 4
  • Vacation Bible School - June 11-14
  • Tennessee Mission Trip - June 25-29
  • Summer Beach Trip to BigStuf Ministries in Florida (Both MS & HS) - July 8-12
  • Costa Rica Mission Trip - September 22-29
  • Middle & High School Fall Bonfire at Wither's Farm in Kennesaw
  • Christmas Ball with Murphy-Harpst (Family Life Center (Building B)
  • Middle School Winter Trip to Disney - February 2019
  • High School Ski Trip - February 2019
  • Spring Spiritual Life Retreat at Camp Glisson in Dahlonega - March 2019
  • Movies Music & More - March 2019